We made a world out of plastic litter. Litter found (not searched for!) on the streets of Amsterdam.
Why? To show what all of us humans are doing with the real world. We slowly plasticize it. The Plastic Soup is only an appetizer!
Peter collected litter from the streets of Amsterdam. But during the building-proces he decided to use only the colored bottles (not the bags and bottles without color). Only 10% of the “waste” he collected could be used for this project.
The globe floated in the main river of Amsterdam ‘het IJ” from june 21th until september 21th 2012, the day the first Let’s Do It Clean up in the Netherlands was organised.
In 2013 the globe made a tour though the Netherlands. It started at the “four days of Nijmegen” more than a million people watched it in the river Waal. It became a viral hit on Facebook, shared almost 5000 times.
It was also to be seen in Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Vlissingen and Terneuzen.
A lot of people make pictures of it:
But do they get the message?
The globe is lit from the inside at night.
Here I get a bottle from Rainer Nõlvak (Let’s do it Estonia)
And here a bottle from Denis Stark from Russia (Russian team of Let’s do it World).
Here a short documentary about my actions (english subtitles):